Description - The Poet's Funeral by John M. Daniel
Praise for The Poet's Funeral...
"In this delicious sendup of the book trade...the
author lampoons everything from the overstuffed
'collector's editions' to the self-importance of critics
and the self-interest of publishers and agents."
Publishers Weekly starred review
At the annual convention of the American Booksellers Association,
everything goes wrong. Julia Child's cooking demonstration in
the Random House aisle catches fire. A top New York editor
catches a pie in the face. Invitations to the most exclusive
publisher's party are stolen and all the wrong people show up.
Worse, Heidi Yamada-the world-famous poet-is found dead,
spread over the late Elvis Presley's king-sized bed. It's all caught
on film by a busy photographer from Publishers Weekly, a woman
soon kidnapped. When the Las Vegas police shrug their shoulders,
Guy Mallon-Heidi's first publisher (and a discarded lover)-
wonders what to do.
Poor Guy. He's a book man from Santa Barbara who, despite the
success of fellow residents Ross Macdonald and Sue Grafton,
never felt inspired to be a sleuth. But he feels he owes it to Heidi.
Besides, catching her killer may be his only chance to leave Las
John M. Daniel has worked as a bookseller, a free-lance writer, an
editor, an entertainer, and a teacher. Now a small-press literary
book publisher in California, he has taught fiction writing at UCLA
Extension and Santa Barbara Adult Education and is on the faculty
of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. He is the author of several
books, including Vanity Fire, the sequel to The Poet's Funeral.
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(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
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